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GardaWorld Reviews

Updated May 21, 2018
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GardaWorld Founding President and Chief Executive Officer Stéphan D. Crétier
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Pros
  • The pay is decent but not worth what we go through (see cons) (in 17 reviews)

  • Unionized, good pay, paid uniforms, laundry allowance (in 22 reviews)

Cons
  • Hard hours, no syndicate (there is one but they wont fight for you), long hours of being treated like a dog (in 31 reviews)

  • Extremely low pay compared to other companies (in 23 reviews)

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  1. "great place"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Teller in Oakland, CA
    Current Employee - Teller in Oakland, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at GardaWorld part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    good if you are a student

    Cons

    nothing really bad to say

    Advice to Management

    nothing


  2. "Vault Teller"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Las Vegas, NV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at GardaWorld part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Best way to advance cash handling skills.

    Cons

    Exercise there right to terminate for there own personal reasons. Doesn't care about there employees. To much work and very little pay.

  3. "Branch Manager"

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    Former Employee - Branch Manager
    Former Employee - Branch Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at GardaWorld full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Salary wasn’t too bad... after working there and knowing the responsibilities, I would’ve asked for more

    Cons

    -Worked on the east coast area.. Way to many conference calls to get any type of job done
    -Had to deal with armored side and cash services, which wasn’t bad, but the cash side was BOA, which is a complete PAIN. When they ask a question, they expect you to answer in 5 mins

    Advice to Management

    -hire someone to be dedicated just to solving customer issues and complaints so BOA doesn’t have a cow
    -make sure the Branch Manager and another armed associate stays within the building instead of going on routes
    -Even though the cost is more, when drivers routes are more than 12 hrs, add another route. Some routes were gone up to 18 hrs, which is against DOT regs


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Protective Security Specialist"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at GardaWorld full-time

    Pros

    Good pay. Straight forward contracting job.

    Cons

    Travel is 85% of the time

    Advice to Management

    Troop engagement. I understand listening to people complain is irritating but foster a work place where employees can talk about issues at work. Make plans to get it fixed.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Run the other direction. I would give this company 0 stars if it allowed."

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    Current Employee - Driver/Messenger in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Driver/Messenger in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at GardaWorld full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    You won't get fired unless you steal or kill someone.

    Cons

    Dangerous job using dangerous equipment. Lack of knowledgable or active management. Complete lack of training. High risk for low pay. Don't expect advancement through excellence. HR continues to hire leadership from outside of the company, which consistently causes business failure.

    Advice to Management

    Find another line of work. Managers only last an average of 18 months.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Look elsewhere"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at GardaWorld full-time

    Pros

    It WAS a good opportunity prior to shifts in contracts and leadership.

    Cons

    Company does not value employees.

    Advice to Management

    Extreme emphasis is placed on cutting costs and making the company profit to the point of trampling employees. Pay cuts included. Continually over time, more work has been placed upon the employee, while pay has remained stagnant and until recently been cut. Employee concerns do not matter to the chain of command. Regulations (uniform and grooming) are a bit ridiculous as well. Tons of toxic people in the company. Pay concerns are difficult issues.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Operations Supervisor"

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    Former Employee - Operations Supervisor in Richardson, TX
    Former Employee - Operations Supervisor in Richardson, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at GardaWorld full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Lots of work and overtime company is trying very hard to change the culture. Should succeed in the next few years.

    Cons

    There is always a lot of work. Unfortunately company is in a development stage and fails to realize that the only path for success is through it employees. Lack of appreciation for them and pretty low pay for its drivers/messengers. Maybe in the future it will be a seamless operation, but that is not the case now.

    Advice to Management

    Thrive to understand that the company is employee driven. Without them the job can not be done. A little appreciation goes a long way for them.

  8. "Very good place to be"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GardaWorld full-time

    Pros

    Secure job, and income. Full benefits. Highest paid in armored and ahead of competitors.

    Cons

    You will work long hours if you like to milk the clock.


  9. "Great Customer Service"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at GardaWorld full-time

    Pros

    Good hours, good management, fun job

    Cons

    Somewhat dangerous, have to work out in the elements

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Terrible company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Driver/Messenger in Clarksburg, MD
    Former Employee - Driver/Messenger in Clarksburg, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at GardaWorld full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I cannot speak of one pro of working there!It’s a terrible company and i will only recommend it if you are desperate

    Cons

    Everything you can think, from terrible management, to unsafe working conditions and terrible wages and benefits.Not a good company to work for

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees well


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